Thank you so much for taking part in our campaign.
After my husband died, I wasn’t sure how I was going to do certain tasks; things like plumbing and small repairs. I was also interested in making new social connections; it seems my husband was always the instigator of our social life! I was one of the first members of Wider Horizons in Seattle. When I needed a small repair to one of my blinds, I had no idea who to call. The Village sent someone over. I was expecting a repairman but it turned out to be one of the members. He was able to take care of it free of charge. Two of my neighbors were members who frequently hosted get togethers, sort of cocktail hours. I was having a good time but decided to move to Shoreline to be closer to my daughter. Now I’m looking forward to becoming one of the first members of NNN.
What is a Village? It is not so much a place as it is a plan for aging in your home. It is a membership-based organization which provides a personal, central resource to coordinate access to services for you.
You can be part of a Village whether you use services yourself, or can provide them for others. Services might include: yard work, rides to the doctor or a friend’s house, housecleaning, companionship, pet care, painters, plumbers, grocery shopping or educational and social events at nearby locations. Some who do not yet feel the need for services but want to be involved will take advantage of our lower-priced Social Membership. We also welcome the disabled over age eighteen who would benefit from our services.
We are launching our Village as an all-volunteer effort but our goal is to hire a paid staff person as soon as possible. Member dues do not cover all expenses. Please donate and share.